SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA SOCCER HALL OF FAME
2018 BANQUET A RECORD-BREAKING SUCCESS
This past May 12th the SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame celebrated its 71st anniversary (1947-2018) in great fashion at its annual banquet. Held at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein in Northeast Philadelphia and attended by a record crowd of over three-hundred people, the 2018 banquet showcased a combination of the Hall of Fame’s storied history and its place in the future of soccer. As part of this great celebration, we invited and honored all those who, in addition to their commitment to soccer, are serving (or have served) our community and/or country. Our “Soccer Serves America” night honored active military, veterans, law enforcement, fire fighters, first responders, medical professionals, teachers, government workers and all others who have made great sacrifices for the common good.
Coming from many different soccer backgrounds, the inductees into the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 were:
Our annual awards highlighted recent soccer successes along with outstanding commitment to our community. Those receiving these honors were:
Tom Paton Award – Female Player of the Year – Emily McNesby, Springside Chestnut Hill H.S.
Bill Peterman Award – Male Player of the Year – Brett Werner, LaSalle College H.S.
Charlotte Moran Award – Coach of the Year (Female Team) –Maria DeGeorge-Kosmin, Spring Chestnut Hill
John (Jukey) Nanoski Award – Coach of the Year (Male Team) – Tom McCaffery, LaSalle College.H.S.
Ned Potts Award – Club of the Year – Council Rock United Soccer Association
Harry Rodgers Award – Referee of the Year – Cynthia Field & Joe DellaPenna
Nick Cinquanto Award – Young Referee of the Year – Jack Sorkin
Chick Fallon Award – Service to Soccer – Chris Branscome, CEO, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer
As an added bonus to our 2018 inductees, the Philadelphia Union will be honoring them on the field at a future game at Talen Energy Stadium. All inductees will be introduced individually and honored in front of a crowd of over 18,000 fans.